Lettuce taco ’bout school lunch!

Lettuce taco ’bout school lunch!

It’s hard to believe it’s almost mid-August, which means school will be back in session within days. Gone are the lazy days in our home of waking at 9 with breakfast at 10 and lunch at 2. Soon my girls will be eating “lunch” at 10:30 with the rest of Cincinnati Public Schools. We are all ready for more regularity in our schedules.

I’ve been proud to be asked to represent a few great brands this week that go well in your kids’ lunch box. As a dietitian, I will represent brands that I would normally use and align with my philosophy. Is it healthy, tasty, minimally processed? Would I feed it to my family or recommend it to a client? I’m in. That said, this is a #sponsored post.

One of these products is Smithfield Pork. Smithfield marinated fresh pork is convenient, versatile and healthy. It’s an excellent source of protein to provide satiety for your kid’s long day at school. It’s also a good source of iron, a nutrient needed to help with focus and behavior. Smithfield takes the stress out of meal planning. Just pop it in the oven for 30 minutes with some new potatoes and serve with a vegetable and POOF. Dinner is done! I made pork tenderloin and cheddar sliders using golden rotisserie pork on whole wheat buns with honey mustard. You can find Smithfield at Walmart stores. More recipes and ideas here: https://www.smithfieldfoods.com/our-brands

I have also been a fan of KIND snacks for some time. KIND has grown from gluten-free nut-based bars to pressed fruit and breakfast cereal. KIND recently came out with KIND Kids chewy granola bars. These bars come in 3 flavors (honey oat, peanut butter chocolate chip and chocolate chip). In addition to being delicious, the bars contain 25% less sugar than the leading granola bar and 1/2 a serving of whole grains. Whole grains like oats, quinoa and sorghum are gluten-free and provide fiber to keep your son or daughter fuller throughout the day. KIND guarantees your child (or spouse) will love them. It they return in their lunch box, they’ll refund your money! You’ll need proof of purchase from a 6 or 10 pack box from now until 10-31-18. KIND snacks can be found at Kroger and Whole foods. More information can be found here: https://www.kindsnacks.com/

Here are some ideas for your child’s lunch box:

  1. String cheese and whole grain crackers, fruit and raw veggies. Finger foods are quick and nutritious, too.
  2. Hummus, tomatoes and cucumbers rolled in a whole wheat tortilla with yogurt and fruit on the side.
  3. Shredded pork BBQ on a whole wheat bun, apple slices and carrot sticks. You’ll need a thermos for this one.
  4. PB & J on whole wheat bread, celery sticks and grapes.
  5. Leftover chili or soup, 2 Clementines and whole wheat crackers.
  6. Greek yogurt, berries and 1/4 cup KIND granola.
  7. Whole wheat noodles, turkey meatballs, pepper strips and cherries.

Here’s to a happy, healthy school year!  This post is #sponsored #client #ad

Ts, tanks, totes and more

Ts, tanks, totes and more

Maybe Ts aren’t “your bag”? Check out Sound Bites totes!  Final day Aug 3 til midnight. Use code Olive15 at checkout for all Ts, totes, tanks and yes, even adorable onesies. Please allow 2-3 weeks for items to print and ship. Olive your support!

Olive me loves olive you

Olive me loves olive you

You’ll be blue if you miss this sale! Final day Aug 3 til midnight. Use code Olive15 at checkout for all Ts, totes, tanks and yes, even adorable onesies. Please allow 2-3 weeks for items to print and ship. Olive your support!

Tanks a lot!

Tanks a lot!

Olive you are the best! Now through Friday, Aug 3rd, take 15% off all orders. Sound Bites swag makes great gifts for men, women, kids and babies. Items come in multiple sizes and colors. Ts, totes, tanks and more! Use Olive15 at checkout. Please allow 2-3 weeks for items to print and ship.

Olive you sale!

Olive you sale!

Thanks for supporting my T shirt business! Now through Friday, Aug 3rd, take 15% off all orders. Sound Bites swag makes great gifts for men, women, kids and babies. Items come in multiple sizes and colors. Ts, totes, tanks and more! Use Olive15 at checkout. Please allow 2-3 weeks for items to print and ship.

15% off all Sound Bites Swag

15% off all Sound Bites Swag

If you’ve ever created something through a print on demand site, you realize all the possibilities of stuff that your crazy design idea can land on. The past few weeks have been filled with lots of trial and error on such a site. It’s just too much fun to see things move from a T shirt to a tank to a tote and now a onesie! I have coffee (or tea) mugs made as well.

In honor of recent nutrition news that full fat dairy may NOT be as harmful to our hearts (and possibly beneficial), https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322452.php I’m offering 15% off all online orders. Use coupon code Dairy15 at check out. There are 3 new fun designs online- you’ll have to go to the Shop page to see them all! https://soundbitesnutrition.com/shop

Please be patient with your order. Since items are made on demand, they will take a little more time to ship. This is not Target or Amazon. Think of it like slow food. It might take a bit longer to prepare, but is something to truly enjoy once you receive it.

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